Governors Island Teaching Garden 40.6864° N -74.0212° W

Description

GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden is a 21,000 square foot urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate its visitors in all aspects of urban farming. Field trips are available from April through November for NYC students (K-12), who have the opportunity to plant, water, harvest, and taste the garden's wide array of vegetables, herbs, and fruits.

Please Note: Field trips to Governors Island Teaching Garden require a 10-15 minute ferry ride that departs promptly at 10:00am and 11:00am from the Battery Maritime Building. The garden is a 15-to-20-minute walk from the ferry.


By booking a field trip below, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to follow our policies: Find our frequently asked questions here!


Lunch Notes

There are picnic tables in the garden for classes to eat their packed lunches. We ask teachers and chaperones to assist with waste sorting from lunches (garbage, recycling, and compost). There are also several eating areas on Governors Island for classes to visit when the island is open to the public.

Bathroom Notes

There are two portable toilets in the garden. Bathrooms with plumbing are available in the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, and on GI next to the ferry.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least three weeks in advance of your trip.

Info

Battery Maritime Building Ferry, 10 South St.
Manhattan, NY 10004

646-740-1365

asantistevan@grownyc.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
Closed
Tues
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thur
Closed
Fri
Closed
Sat
Closed

Teacher Tips

Be the first to leave a teacher tip!

See all tips
Subjects
Ecosystems, Agriculture, Botany, Conservation, Sustainability, My Community, The Water Cycle, Climate, Social Justice, Nutrition, Cultural Connections, Science, Earth's Systems, Weather And Climate, Life Sciences, Animals
Activities
Field Trip, Family Programs
Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, Preschool
Cost
Free, Free Programs
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Field Trip to Teaching Garden

Take a trip to GrowNYCs Teaching Garden on Governors Island! Students will see the farm and participate in age-appropriate hands-on garden education. All students will get a chance to taste some seasonal fruits, veggies, or herbs and will help with a garden activity (either planting a seed or transplant, sifting and spreading compost, or whatever task is needed for the farm that day). Students may also participate in a scavenger hunt, worm exploration, or seed ball lesson.

Subjects Covered

ecosystems, agriculture, botany, conservation, sustainability, my community

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
180 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Family Programs